Research is essential to advance our understanding and knowledge for improving diagnosis, outcome and treatment for all children with cancer.
The CCLG Tissue Bank was set up in 1998 to provide a resource of human tissue for scientists studying the biology of childhood cancers.
From 1998 to 2012:
- ~12,000 samples have been banked
~6,300 samples released to researchers
Supported 105 biological studies to date
Tissue samples are banked from multiple centres throughout the UK and Ireland. These samples are all centrally stored in the Newcastle Biomedicine Biobank so there is streamlined access to tissue of childhood tumours.
For further information about donating tissue for research and the CCLG Tissue Bank see
The CCLG Tissue Bank is an official member of the NCRI Confederation of Cancer Biobanks and the European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation & Biobanking.